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Like Kiss before them, only to the tune of nine band members, instead of four, Slipknot adopted frightening disguises to infuse their already overpowering music with additional layers of theatrical excess. Emerging out of the unlikely rock star breeding grounds of Des Moines, Iowa during the middle 1990s, Slipknot signed to Roadrunner Records and leveraged a shockingly abrasive eponymous album with show-stealing Ozzfest performances (both in 1999) to state there case for stardom. Initially seen as one of the key bands in the nu-metal movement, Slipknot successfully transcended the style when it fell out of commercial favor and went on to enjoy prolonged success into the third millennium, thanks to a punishing global touring regimen and subsequent albums like 2001’s ‘Iowa,’ 2004’s ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and 2008’s ‘All Hope is Gone.’ Two year later tragedy struck when band founder and bassist Paul Gray succumbed to a drug overdose, and another key founding member, drummer Joey Jordison, parted ways with the group in December of 2013, but Slipknot have continued on, releasing the new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in 2014.

 
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Vince Bucci / Christopher Polk, Getty Images

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images
Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Corey Taylor: Slipknot ‘Ain’t Doing S–t for Two Years,’ Wants to Write ‘Violent’ and ‘Uncomfortable’ New Album

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Roadrunner

Slipknot Albums Ranked

See how we rank Slipknot's albums from weakest to strongest.

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Screengrab via YouTube

Corey Taylor Visits Paralyzed Slipknot Fan in Hospital

Watch a touching encounter between the Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman and a fan.

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Slipknot Release ‘Vermilion’ Clip From Upcoming ‘Day of the Gusano’ Documentary

Watch the band destroy in their usual form in this clip from their upcoming 'Day of the Gusano' documentary.

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Theo Wargo / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Corey Taylor to Chad Kroeger: ‘Curl Up in Bed With Your Hello Kitty Pillow and Shut Up’

You wanted to know what Corey Taylor thinks, so here it is!

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Buda Mendes, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Buda Mendes, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Chad Kroeger: Stone Sour ‘Sound Like Nickelback Lite,’ Slipknot Are a ‘Gimmick’

After describing how no band is as diverse as Nickelback, Chad Kroeger took aim at Corey Taylor, picking apart Stone Sour and Slipknot.

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YouTube: Guitar Center
YouTube: Guitar Center

Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg + Father Max Weinberg Drum Up Perfect Guitar Center Father’s Day Spot

For Father's Day, Slipknot's Jay Weinberg and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Max Weinberg have taped a Guitar Center spot.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Slipknot’s First Show in Mexico Chronicled in ‘Day of the Gusano’ Documentary, Screenings Set for September

Slipknot take viewers to their first performance in Mexico as part of the new 'Day of the Gusano' documentary, which will screen in theaters in September.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Corey Taylor Back to Headbanging a Year After Surgery; Offers Timeline for Slipknot Return

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